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FreeDOS 1.1 default shell, FreeCOM
DeveloperJim Hall & The FreeDOS team
Written inAssembly Language, C
OS familyDOS
Working stateCurrent
Source modelOpen source[1]
Initial release12 January 1998; 26 years ago (1998-01-12)[source?]
Latest release1.3[2] Edit this on Wikidata / 20 February 2022; 2 years ago (20 February 2022)
Available inEnglish, German, Dutch
Kernel typeMonolithic kernel
Influenced byMS-DOS
user interface
Command-line interface (COMMAND.COM)
LicenseGNU GPL[3] with various different licenses for utilities

FreeDOS is a free and open source operating system. It is made to work just like MS-DOS. Almost all programs that will run on MS-DOS will run on FreeDOS too. It was created because Microsoft did not want to make MS-DOS anymore. FreeDOS can be installed with a floppy or with a CD.

References[change | change source]

  1. SourceForge 2018, p. 1: "FreeDOS is […] distributed under the GNU General Public License or a similar open source software license."
  2. "FreeDOS 1.3: Release Build Environment (RBE) - 3rd Edition, report file". 20 February 2022.
  3. SourceForge 2018.

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